When someone is pulled over for suspicion of a DUI or is involved in an accident and driving under the influence is a suspected cause, that person may be subjected to a number of tests and/or asked a number of questions by law enforcement. Field sobriety tests are typically used by Tennessee police officers. Anyone who is asked to submit to such a test may be interested to know his or her legal options afterwards and what possible conditions may lead to test results being ruled inadmissible.
A field sobriety test requires a person under suspicion of intoxication to undergo a variety of physical maneuvers or perform certain tasks in a certain way. Many variables can complicate this process and may be relevant in court as a DUI case moves forward. The health of the individual taking the test and any physical limitations may unfairly impact the findings.